Definition of multiverse in English:

multiverse

noun

  • 1A hypothetical space or realm consisting of a number of universes, of which our own universe is only one.

    • ‘There are infinite possible versions of each world in the multiverse, and many of these have different states of human life and technology on them.’
    • ‘To be sure, a few philosophers have touted the putative merits of multiverses.’
    • ‘We live in a multiverse, not a universe, and there are 120-something versions of every person.’
    • ‘But what if the universe was always there, in a state or condition we have yet to identify - a multiverse, for instance?’
    • ‘There are also scientific works showing that there is a real possibility that our universe is just a small part of a huge multiverse, one of a great many different universes.’
    • ‘If we do live in a multiverse, it should surprise no one that we find ourselves in a particular universe that enables us to exist - one in which the laws of nature provide world enough and time for intelligent life to evolve.’
    • ‘A similar genre also had a smaller rise and fall during that time: the idea that our universe is but one of many in a multiverse, in which alternate universes are identical to ours up to a certain point but then diverge.’
    • ‘He treats the multiverse as if it were a quantum computer.’
    • ‘We agree on several important things, among them that fundamental physics likely gives us a landscape of possible theories, while cosmology may give a multiverse containing a vast number of regions like our own universe.’
    • ‘There are other multiverses with other worlds, but we have access to only this one.’
    • ‘So, he continues, taking the multiverse theory at face value means ‘there is no reason to expect our world - the one in which you are reading this right now - to be real as opposed to a simulation.’’
    • ‘It could be the old chestnut that we live in a multiverse of infinite possibility, where every sliding door decision is a decision that was made both ways.’
    • ‘At the heart of postmodernism is pluralism: a belief in multiverses and multiplicity, implying that there are as many ways to understand and experience the world as there are people who experience it.’
    • ‘For instance theorists who argue for a ‘Multiverse’ cosmos are always vague on how many multiverses there are potentially and on the process by which any particular multiverse comes into being.’
    • ‘Do different parts of the universe expand by different amounts, such that our universe is a single inflationary bubble of a much larger multiverse?’
    • ‘I tend towards thinking that there is a multiverse of worlds, but that it is merely my consciousness, awareness, and likely biological factors, which prevents me from existing in too many of these worlds.’
    • ‘Reality is a multiverse rather than a simple universe.’
    • ‘The very theory of quantum computers already forces upon us a view of physical reality as a multiverse.’
    • ‘That would explain a lot of the nonlocal quatum effects, and allows for the multiverse, hidden variable, and the state vector collapse.’
    1. 1.1The universe considered as lacking order or a single ruling and guiding power.
      • ‘I conclude that the multiverse is ontologically equivalent to naïve deism.’
      • ‘In reply, a theist can appeal to the ultimate contingency that surfaces in the questions, ‘Why is there a multiverse?’’
      • ‘The multiverse contains an infinite number of recombinations.’
      • ‘If you adopt the idea of the multiverse, the anthropic principle may seem to furnish one of the oddest proofs for the existence of God yet promoted by human minds.’

Pronunciation:

multiverse

/ˈmʌltɪvəːs/